Charles Chear

Charles Chear’s research interests are urban communities bound by tradition, particularly those communities who have significant experiences with mass violence and atrocities. Chear is informed and inspired by his work and relationships with a variety of communities: the Tohono O’odham, Mennonite Christians, Salafi Muslims, and Cambodian Americans. 
Chear is currently teaching faculty at Rutgers University School of Social Work. He holds a master’s degree in social work and certificate in trauma studies from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Chear is a native of Philadelphia, where his family was resettled as refugees from Cambodia, surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide.